NASW-NYS Chapter Elections

NASW-NYS Chapter Elections

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2019 PRELIMINARY SLATE

The New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce the candidacy of the following members for the positions indicated. The Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CNLI) has certified that the slate meets all the requirements of the bylaws.

Members wishing to have their name added to the ballot by petition have 30 days from the date of this announcement (Friday, May 3, 2019) to submit a petition to the NASW-NYS Chapter's Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CNLI) at info.naswnys@socialworkers.org

  • A successful petition for a Board position must include the signature and the printed legal names of 343 NASW-NYS members, 5% of the most recent update of the Chapter’s membership provided by the National Office.
  • For a Division position, signatures of 5% of the total number of NASW-NYS members of the Division are needed. These number can be reflected below:
    • Suffolk – 56 people
    • Nassau – 57 people
    • Hudson Valley – 53 people
    • Northeast – 25 people
    • Mohawk Valley – 10 people
    • Central – 19 people
    • Southern Tier – 17 people
    • Genesee Valley – 22 people
    • Western – 23 people
    • Westchester – 54 people

 

For a list of all NASW-NYS Board and Leadership positions, please click here.

Division membership data and official petition form(s) are available by request through the NASW-NYS Chapter. Please submit any questions about the petition process or election form requests to Romel Wilson, LMSW, Member Relations Specialist at rwilson.naswnys@socialworkers.org


2019 preliminary slate

Board of Directors
The NASW-NYS chapter is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, comprised of members elected by the general membership. The Board of Directors shall exercise the power of the Chapter, deciding on policy and priorities, program implementation, and the equitable allocation of financial resources under the broad policy and priority guidelines established by the membership of the Chapter.

President
(1-YEAR AS ELECT, 2-YEARS AS PRESIDENT)
1. Michael Cappiello, LCSW-R
Secretary
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Allison Eberle, LMSW
2. Christina Lesyk, LMSW, CHE
Board Member-at-Large
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Aiden Jay Kaplan, LMSW
2. Sharon Kollar, LMSW
MSW Representative
(1-YEAR TERM, 2019-2020)
1. Francine Chirico
BSW Representative
(1-YEAR TERM, 2019-2020)
1. Jane Marchand
2. Noshin Hoque
Region 2 Representative to the Board
(Southern Tier & Central Divisions)

(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Randall Stetson, Ph.D., LCSW-R
Region 3 Representative to the Board
(Northeast & Mohawk Valley Divisions)

(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
OPEN POSITION
Region 5 Representative to the Board
(Nassau & Suffolk Divisions)

(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Afsha Malik

Division Chairs (Non-Board Positions)
The NASW-NYS Chapter has 10 regional divisions across the state, led by a Division Chair. The Division Chair serves the two-fold purpose of implementing programs locally and reporting to the Regional Representatives of the NASW-NYS Board of Directors.

Western Division Chair
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Kathryn Procknal, LMSW
2. Cheryl Mills, LCSW-R, ACSW
Southern Tier Division Chair
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
OPEN POSITION
Genesee Valley Division Chair
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
OPEN POSITION
Northeast Division Chair
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
OPEN POSITION
Mohawk Valley Division Chair
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
OPEN POSITION
Hudson Valley Division Chair
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
OPEN POSITION
Suffolk Division Chair
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
OPEN POSITION
Nassau Division Chair
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Wendy Lepper, CDC©

CNLI Positions
The NASW-NYS Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CNLI) participates in developing a slate of candidates for Chapter elections that reflects the Chapter's diversity plan, informs all candidates and appointee of the duties and responsibilities of office, and assure a sound nomination process.

CNLI Chair
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
OPEN POSITION
CNLI Representative - Region 1
(Genesee Valley & Western Divisions)

(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Kole Tondryk
CNLI Representative - Region 2
(Southern Tier & Central Divisions)

(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
OPEN POSITION
CNLI Representative - Region 3
(Mohawk Valley & Northeast Divisions)

(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Elena Kilcullen
CNLI Representative - Region 4
(Westchester & Hudson Valley Divisions)

(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Gabrielle Hamilton, LCSW-R

Delegate Assembly (Multiple Positions)
The Delegate Assembly is the representative, decision-making body — comprised of 200 elected delegates — through which NASW members set broad organizational policy, establish program priorities, and develop a collective stance on public and professional issues.

Delegate Assembly Member
(2-YEAR TERM, 2019-2021)
1. Kathryn Procknal, LMSW
2. Kole Tondryk
3. Randall Stetson, Ph.D., LCSW-R
4. Sharon Kollar, LMSW
5. Afsha Malik
6. Gabrielle Hamilton, LCSW-R